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2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest

2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest

Carin Dorghalli

October 2, 2016

Chico hosted the 2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest on Oct. 1 at the Chico City Plaza. Gentry Stein, the world yo-yo champion, sat as one of the judges. The event showcased promising competitors, ages 18 and under, and focused on the next generation of yo-yo players. Various age brackets have...

1078 Gallery celebrates its 35th year

1078 Gallery celebrates its 35th year

Miguel Orozco

October 2, 2016

The 1078 Gallery's 35 and Alive event was a celebration of its 35 years of being open and the people who made it what it is today. Each piece of art came from someone who helped orchestrate the opening of the local art venue since the 80's and 90's. This local venue is run by various artists that...

The Book in Common commences Chico’s year of women

The Book in Common commences Chico’s year of women

Anna Porretta

September 30, 2016

A crowd gathered to hear community leaders speak, celebrating the Book in Common program, which promises to be a year devoted to the conversation around women's rights outside of Chico City Hall on Sept. 29. “The Book in Common is a shared read in which Chico State, Butte college, the City of C...

A deeper look into Ron’s Reptiles

A deeper look into Ron’s Reptiles

Matthew Manfredi

September 28, 2016

When Chico State alumnus Ron Greenberg mentions there are nearly 1000 reptiles on his one-and-a-half acre compound nestled in the rural foothills past the Chico Airport, this “hobby” of his begins to sound more like an addiction; an addiction that became the largest selection of reptiles in Northern...

Blue Room Young Company performs ‘Dr. Doolittle Jr.’

Blue Room Young Company performs ‘Dr. Doolittle Jr.’

Jae Siqueiros

September 27, 2016

      On Thursday, the Blue Room Young Theatre Group performed their highly anticipated musical “Dr. Doolittle Jr.” in Laxon Auditorium. "Dr. Doolittle Jr." tells the tale of a doctor who learns to talk to animals. Their adventures take them far and wide to learn al...

‘Taste of Chico’ is the event of every foodie’s dreams

‘Taste of Chico’ is the event of every foodie’s dreams

Anisha Brady

September 26, 2016

The Taste of Chico is an experience that should not be missed. Despite the intense heat, crowds of people filled the streets of downtown Chico to feast on a wide variety of gourmet snacks and beverages from local restaurants. The event was huge and spread out over 48 square blocks, making just enough...

Adult Swim star David Liebe Hart performs at Duffy’s Tavern

Adult Swim star David Liebe Hart performs at Duffy’s Tavern

Carin Dorghalli

September 21, 2016

David Liebe Hart of Adult Swim's "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" invades Duffy's Tavern with his unique brand of irreverent surrealism. His religious beliefs, love of trains and relationship struggles make for an interesting but original performance. This Adult Swim star isn't afraid to go str...

Celebrating Gwen Curatilo through opera

Celebrating Gwen Curatilo through opera

Carin Dorghalli

September 21, 2016

Past students flew in from all over the world to help put together an opera gala to celebrate their former Chico State opera workshop director, Gwen Curatilo. Among the stars featured were Jeanette Blakeney and Zachary Gordin. Funds raised from the concert will be used to offset costs of the department...

Life happens: Stories beneath the surface

Life happens: Stories beneath the surface

Jordan Rodrigues

September 21, 2016

Everyone has a story, but not everyone has someone to listen to it. I was the listener this time. I went out with the intentions of photographing random homeless people that I assumed were homeless because of some type of addiction. I was humbled when I sat and talked with these people. My mind was in...

Art that’s out of this world

Art that’s out of this world

Anna Porretta

September 21, 2016

Imagine traveling through space visiting strange planets; your mission is to catalog the aliens you find there. Coming across the creatures responsible for growth on these planets, a field guide is compiled complete with sketches and blurbs about each creature.This mission is similar to the mental jo...

iMullinati spins his way through the music scene

iMullinati spins his way through the music scene

Anisha Brady

September 18, 2016

Ryan Mullin is not the average Chico State junior. Just last week Mullin, or iMullinati, opened for Vanic, a well-known trap DJ at the Senator Theater. The show sold out and more than 1,000 people attended, a majority were Chico State students. Mullin began his DJ career during his first year ...

Behind the art: ‘One Artist, Four Visions’ by Ruben Heredia

Behind the art: ‘One Artist, Four Visions’ by Ruben Heredia

Elias Denny

September 16, 2016

"One Artist, Four Visions" is an art exhibit featuring the art of Ruben Heredia and is running from Sept. 1-24 at the 1078 Gallery in Chico. The gallery exhibits drawings and work from Heredia's the Mystery, the Metamorphosis, the Abstract works and the Mesoamerican Transformation series. More in...

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